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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 March, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 March, 2010, 12:00am

E-books make reading easier

I agree with the writer of a recent letter that welcomed the arrival of e-books.

E-books reduce storage problems and do not get old and yellow like real books.

E-books are instantly accessible, saving the time needed to go to a bookshop and look for a book. When students look for a book on the Net, they will also see related books on the same screen. It is really time-saving and efficient.

E-books will encourage busy people to read more. They can download books on their computer and read them at lunchtime or while they travel to and from school or work. They no longer need to go to the bookshop after a long day at work.

E-books may have health risks such as eye strain, but an alarm system could be included to remind readers to rest after a certain period of time.

Reading is much healthier than watching television or playing computer games, which can be done on machines similar to e-books. I believe e-books should be promoted.

Isabella Wong, Tak Nga Secondary School

Uniform rule is wearing thin

I don't think secondary students should have to wear school uniform.

They are not fashionable, and this affects students' attention span and self-confidence in class. So if I were principal, I would allow casual wear.

Although students will spend time comparing their outfits, this will build relationships between classmates and boost their self-confidence, leading to better results.

Tam Siu-ting, POCA Wong Siu Ching Secondary School

Haiti victims still need our help

Hong Kong people should do more for the victims of Haiti's massive earthquake.

More than 200,000 people were killed, and more than 3 million were affected. They lack basics like food, water and medicine.

I do not have lots of money to donate but I can give clothes and food. The Hong Kong government can appeal through the media for people to contribute.

Television stations could hold shows calling for donations. These raise a lot of money and this would be a big help for the victims in Haiti.

If each of us can donate something helpful, I know they would appreciate it.

Chan Dion Jacinta Tung, Our Lady of the Rosary College

Organ donations offer hope

The number of organ donations increased last year. It is wonderful to see that Hong Kong people are becoming more concerned about those who need help.

Chinese people traditionally believe we should keep our bodies intact when we die. Because of this belief, many people who are waiting for a suitable organ for a transplant have little chance of getting one.

Although more organs are being donated, there are still many people waiting for a chance to have a healthy life.

Sign an organ donation card to show you care, and help save more lives?

Evita Shei, Leung Shek Chee College

Tiger falls from grace

My favourite athlete used to be Tiger Woods.

He was the most talented, hard-working golfer in the world. I admired him so much that I even wrote an article about him to enter a competition.

But now I am disappointed to hear all the reports about the relationships he had with women, even though he was already married.

Tiger is no longer my idol. Now my favourite athlete is Zheng Jie, the first Chinese player to reach the semi-finals at the Australian Open.

She aims to be in the top 10 in the world and I am sure she can do it.

Elise Choi, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School

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